By Kathy A. East, Rebecca L. Thomas
Compiled via skilled librarians, throughout Cultures introduces you to greater than four hundred contemporary fiction and nonfiction multicultural assets for preschool via grade 6 and encourages you to make literature approximately variety a vital part of your software of guide. prepared in thematic groupings (Identity and Self-Image, friends and family, Traditions, Exploring the earlier in assorted groups, for example), this vigorous quantity hyperlinks different peoples, issues, and matters. It offers either annotations and sensible suggestion on programming options. Connections are made to tasks, photo organizers, and actions.
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